Japanese artist Akiko Ikeuchi is a patient man with nimble fingers. For over 20 years Ikeuchi has been constructing room-sized whirlpools, or circular forms, from suspended silk thread.
Beginning with highly detailed drawings akin to architectural diagrams, Ikeuchi builds a foundation consisting of overhanging cotton thread. Using brightly colored silk thread, another layer is slowly knotted into a mesh around the foundation. This process takes Ikeuchi many weeks since he hand ties the thousands of knots himself.
The final gallery installation is stunning to view due to both its large scale and near complete weightlessness.